Why See Ballet Idaho: The Nutcracker?
Boise's Favorite Holiday Ballet
Ballet Idaho continues the beloved holiday tradition of the family classic The Nutcracker. This dazzling production will feature beautiful and original scenery and costumes by award-winning New York Designer, A. Christina Giannini. Her work for the Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Broadway stage, Television and Film is acclaimed throughout the country.
It's an elegant and joyful party for the whole family! Filled with magical and playful mice, life-sized Nutcrackers, a handsome prince and a magical snowy scene. Over 100 children from the ballet will gracing the stage with professional company members.
What is The Nutcracker about?
One snowy Christmas Eve, at a great townhouse where a party is in full swing, local magician Herr Drosselmeyer with gifts for the children, including a wooden nutcracker for Clara, the oldest child. When the clock strikes twelve an adventure begins and the Nutcracker comes to life, leading our heroine Clara into a war between mice and tin soldiers, and into the enchanted Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy awaits them.
Opening night: 13 December 2018
Suitable for audiences of all ages
Cast and Creative
Music by Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky
Choreography by Peter Anastos
Scenery and Costumes by A.Christina Giannini
Mice Masks by Ralph Lee
Additional Costumes by Lito John Demetita and Megan Ann Richardson
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